Organizational Profile

Council of Michigan Foundations


The Council of Michigan Foundations is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership association of more than 350 grantmaking organizations working together to strengthen, promote and increase philanthropy in Michigan. We are a diverse and inclusive philanthropic community that helps members network, learn, advocate, innovate and communicate to achieve greater impact.

The Council of Michigan Foundations is:

  • A developer of learning opportunities, knowledge resources and exemplary conferences and events
  • An incubator of new foundation practices
  • A pilot for national initiatives
  • A partner with state and federal policymakers on behalf of Michigan philanthropy
  • A centralized voice of Michigan philanthropy

Our Mission: To strengthen, promote and increase philanthropy in Michigan.

The Council of Michigan Foundations offers several core services in support of this mission, including:

  • Annual Conference, Michigan’s key networking and educational opportunity for grantmakers, designed by and for foundation trustees and staff. Each year, over 500 grantmakers attend our conference, held in a different location throughout Michigan, to build skills, gain knowledge and network. Learn more…
  • NewsWire, the best way to stay on top of legislative and societal issues affecting Michigan grantmakers. Learn more…

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Target Audience: Grants management staff, Program staff, Administrative staff, Communications staff, Development staff, Executive staff, Financial staff, Trustees, Donors, Advisors

Services Provided: Conferences, Resources, Training

Geographic Scope: Local, State

Target Organizations: Community foundation, Public foundation, Donor advised, Corporate grantmaker, Family foundation, Independent, Operating foundation, Giving circle

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